During HBO’s two-hour premiere of “Vinyl” Sunday (Feb. 14) night, fans got to see a special teaser-trailer for the new season of “Game of Thrones,” and things are looking bleak.
While the teaser doesn’t give away any potential plots or developments, the decapitated heads of all your favorite characters from the show creates a pretty powerful image.
Unfortunately, the image might have been a bit more powerful if the footage hadn’t leaked earlier in the day on a personal Youtube account.
While the leaked video was taken down quickly, fans lucky enough to catch it online still got a good long peak at the trailer before-hand, which no doubt irked HBO execs, who have had to deal with spoilers and leaked episodes round the clock when it comes to “Game of Thrones.”
The trailer doesn’t give much away but fans can look forward to seeing some familiar faces they’d probably thought were long gone. Mounted on the walls of the House of Black and White’s Hall of Faces are Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
Popular lines from the deceased characters such as Ned Stark’s, “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword,” or Joffrey Baratheon’s, “Everyone is mine to torment,” echo over the dark room during the teaser, making it even more eery than normal.
Accompanying the faces of all the dead are also the faces of characters still currently living, with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) taking the center spot. Did this promo just sign Tyrion’s death sentence, or is it just some creative marketing?
“Game of Thrones” returns April 24, 2016 on HBO.